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Martin Forrest PARMLEY

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PARMLEY, Martin Forrest Age 72. Passed away on February 9, 2013 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN. He was born on May 19, 1940 in Palmer, TN to Ingram and Rebecca Cannon Parmley. Forrest grew up in Tracy City, TN where he graduated from Grundy County High School. He then completed his pharmacy degree at The University of Tennessee in Memphis. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janie Elmore Parmley; daughters, Rhonda Parmley (Mark Forsyth) of Fort Collins, CO and Melissa Parmley Smith (Greg Smith) of Washington, DC; sister, Sally Goodman of Springfield, TN; brother, The Reverend Ingram Parmley of Asheville, NC; grandchildren, Rachael, Anne, Rebecca, Ceci and Will; many beloved nieces, nephews and in-laws. Forrest led a dynamic and full life and will be remembered for his passionate service to his family, community, and profession. He was a leader in delivering innovative pharmacy services and served as President of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association and the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. He was voted Preceptor of the Year by the UT School of Pharmacy and served as a professional mentor to many students. Whatever he committed himself to, he did so fully and generously. He was a kind, humble, tolerant, and approachable man, and an avid runner, fitness enthusiast, and naturalist until the end. He was founder of the Franklin Classic and co-founder of the Tom King Half Marathon. He owned Battlewood Pharmacy in Frankin, TN for many years where he provided innovative products and services. He felt strongly that a pharmacy should be a place of wellness and had a reputation for going beyond the call of duty for his loyal customers. As well, he was a leader in many community organizations and his church. Forrest's family would like to express special appreciation to Holland Carley, Dr. Jim McGinley, the staff at the Meadows, Clare Bridge Residence, and Alive Hospice, the PCPs, and all family and friends who have supported them with their prayers and presence. Visitation will be held at Reed Hall, West End United Methodist Church on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. followed by a memorial service in the sanctuary at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Warner Park; Tennessee Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation; or West End United Methodist Church.
Published in The Tennessean on Feb. 10, 2013
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